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Rebuilding Neighborhoods

December 18, 2019 Projects

If you were 107 years old, you'd need a bit of work too.

On a warm August day, the Land Bank opened the doors of this abandoned home in the Old West End to preserve window sashes. Preserve! Toledo and Heritage Ohio brought a group of neighbors and preservationists - including some from as far as Cleveland, Columbus, and Mansfield - together to teach the skills necessary to preserve, maintain, and repair original wood windows. Preserving original windows is more cost-effective than replacements - and in the Old West End, it's a requirement!

This Dutch Colonial Revival home is the next project that the Land Bank intends to renovate itself, and the first home it will renovate in a historic district. After the major restoration work is finished, the home will be marketed for sale to owner-occupants. It's part of the Land Bank's core commitment to rebuild neighborhoods one property at a time.

And when the new owners move in, they will be thrilled to know that their original windows are ready to last for another 100 years!